GameStop PS5 preorders live now, plus the latest at Amazon, Walmart and more – CNET

Update, Sept. 25: GameStop appears to have opened the preorder window. Several CNET staffers clicked through and were “in line” for several minutes, then landed at an order page — with a “not available” message. Your mileage may vary (hopefully).

The PS5 is already proving to be a must-have gift this holiday season. The next-generation Sony gaming console will hit stores on Nov. 12 in two versions: a $400 digital-only version and a $500 model with Blu-ray. (If you have good broadband and don’t have a need for optical discs — used games, Blu-ray movies, old PS4 games — we recommend you go with the $400 one.) But after most retailers jumped the gun and started taking online preorders a day early, the resulting traffic crashed websites like they were being hit with denial-of-service attacks. Near-instantaneous sellouts disappointed a lot of gamers. 

Thankfully, there’s good news in sight, starting with this tweet on Thursday from GameStop:

We are pleased to announce that further quantities of PS5 consoles will be made available to pre-order at and in GameStop stores tomorrow, Friday 9/25.

— GameStop (@GameStop)

That’s following a Sony tweet from Saturday, Sept. 19, in which the company apologized for the preorder snafus and said it “will release more PS5 consoles for preorder.” Furthermore, the company pledged “more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.”

At this moment, we can’t find any consoles available for preorder, though there are still some accessories (like the new DualSense Wireless Controller) that you can easily reserve. In the meantime, we’ve aggregated the preorder pages for major retailers below, so that you can easily browse the status of their inventory at any given time. Feel free to click through the links below — maybe you’ll get lucky.

Read more at GameSpot: Latest PS5 news and complete coverage

If you’re an Xbox fan, meanwhile, you can try your luck with preorders for that next-gen console. The $300 Xbox Series S and $500 Xbox Series X are slated to hit stores on Nov. 10, two days before the PS5.

This story was published earlier and is updated frequently.

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